MIAMI COUNTY HISTORICAL &
Miami County, Ohio
The Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society was organized in 1950 by a group of some
40 mostly Miami County residents as the Miami County Historical Society, with Leonard Hill as
president. It was created to help celebrate the Ohio sesquicentennial coming up in 1953.
|Lineage Families||Stephanie Winchester|
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Documentation proving the appropriate relationships is submitted to a Society committee for evaluation, and certificates are awarded to those meeting the criteria. We conduct a genealogical workshop annually and present bi-monthly programs for the public on items of historical and genealogical interest related to the whole county. A Heritage Award is presented to a county resident who in the opinion of the MCHGS Board of Directors has made outstanding contributions to the authorship, discovery, preservation or restoration of historical or genealogical matters or has contributed outstanding service to the Society.
There are general membership meetings every
other month, with a speaker addressing a history-related topic from the local
area. The Board of Directors, elected yearly, meets each month to conduct the
business of the Society and plan meetings and special events. There is an
annual banquet along with the membership meeting in November, at which
officers are elected for the following year and the Heritage Award and Family
Certificates are presented.
The Society maintains contact with its members via The Miami Meanderings, a quarterly newsletter containing articles of historical interest, Society activities, coming events, genealogical queries, and information submitted by readers such as results of research performed by Society members and abstracts of public records. It is distributed to all members, as well as local libraries and other societies.
The membership application form is available on the Membership Application page.